weeks of anti-government protest there's, in yemen, that it appears that the country's president of 32 years may be ready to step down. lama hasan joins us from london with the latest. what's the status of the yemeni president as you know it? >> reporter: good morning, ron. there's a lot of uncertainty. the message from the government today, is transfer of power is imminent. change is imminent. what's unclear, however, is exactly who will take over. we know that president sadda, who has ruled for the past 32 years, says he is willing to transfer power to quote, unquote, safe hands. this was a rare appearance on friday. some say that could mean he's going to transfer power to members that are loyal to him. of course, that's not going to appease the opposition or anti-government protesters. what is clear, however, is he's been under a lot of pressure to step down, since the protests erupted in yemen, almost two months ago. there's no talks between the president and president salla.